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Re: Petrol vs Diesel car, and other simple questions about cars in CH

Petrol is cheaper than diesel in CH, but it's often the reverse elsewhere (specifically thinking France and Italy, although fuel in Italy is substantially more than in CH anyway). Moreover diesel cars (for all the other problems with diesel) tend to be more economical. I can get from Richti all the way to the Ionian on one tank of fuel (granted, there's 17 hours on a ferry in the middle).

The reason there are so many petrol versions of e.g. the RR, is that historically petrol has been so much cheaper here than anywhere else but Luxembourg, and salaries high enough that a thirsty car made no odds. However, it's no longer the case, and there are more and more diesel cars around, especially as performance and the sound have improved.

If you are looking to be travelling across France regularly, you'd be daft IMV to go for anything other than a diesel and buy all the fuel you can in France - you'll save getting on for 30 rp per litre.
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